Country/territory: Iceland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 40,646 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description (2000 baseline)
Lowlands by Héradsflói bay, 40 km north of the town of Egilsstadir, including Héradssandur, Hjaltastadathinghá and the northern part of Hróarstunga. There are riparian marshes with streams, lakes and freshwater pools, and extensive mires dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum).

Key biodiversity
The area supports a rich variety of breeding waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Utherad. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.